Beni-Suef University (BSU) is a co-educational, non-profit public higher education institution, situated on the banks of the River Nile, 120km south of Cairo, Egypt in the large city of Beni Suef. It was established as an independent university in 2005, though it started out in 1975 as the Faculty of Commerce at Cairo University.
Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt, BSU has nearly 50,000 students and an admission rate of around 75%. There are various financial aids and scholarships available.
International applicants are eligible, and there are various study abroad and exchange programmes available.
Each of the university’s 12 faculties and its one institute have their own internal structure and activities, headed up by a dean. These include the faculties of Commerce, Law, Education and Arts, Computers and Information, Industrial Education and Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physical Education, and the Institute of Nursing.
Study at BSU is divided into two terms, excepting the Faculty of Medicine, in which each class goes for 15 weeks, leading up to an exam at the end of this period.
There are three campuses, one at the entrance of the city, one in the east on the Nile, and a new campus on 300 acres, also in the east on the Nile. These include a library, housing and various sports facilities.
The BSU logo is made up of three images: the Maydoum Pyramid, one of Beni-Suef’s landmarks, which symbolises ancient Egyptian civilisation and history; the Nile River, symbolising the main artery of life in Egypt; and an ear of wheat, which is one of the most important crops grown in the Beni-Suef area and as such is a symbol of agricultural development.